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- Violence

”Our ability to offer empathy can allow us to stay vulnerable, defuse potential violence, help us hear the word 'no' without taking it as a rejection, revive lifeless conversation, and even hear the feelings and needs expressed through silence.” Marshall Rosenberg

"Empathy has often been considered an important capacity of human beings in reducing violent behaviors toward others. Pinker (2011) even argues that empathy is one of the main driving forces behind human civilization." 
"For instance, Jolliffe and Farrington (2007) found that males and females who previously demonstrated violent behavior showed relatively low levels of empathy." (VAN LANGEN + 2014)